tiny "Hello World" webserver

I’m writing a Nginx configuration that will wrap password protection on top of a bunch of dependent web servers. For testing, I want a few “hello world” type web servers, each of one gives a different message, but is really tiny.
The following is what I came up with — great for testing.
# python ./hello.py free beer 

import SimpleHTTPServer
import StringIO
import SocketServer
import sys

PORT = 8000

class MyHandler(SimpleHTTPServer.SimpleHTTPRequestHandler):
    MESSAGE = ‘ ‘.join(sys.argv[1:])
    def send_head(self):
        self.send_header(“Content-type”, ‘text/plain’)
        return StringIO.StringIO(self.MESSAGE)
httpd = SocketServer.TCPServer((“”, PORT), MyHandler)

print “serving at port”, PORT